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Cultivating a School Culture That Promotes Executive Functioning
Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Courtney Wittner, M.Ed., Director, Hayutin & Associates, Inc.
Hosted by Renaud Boisjoly, CEO, Studyo
Sponsored by Studyo
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This edLeader Panel provides school leaders with an overview of executive functioning, an umbrella term that refers to one’s ability to initiate, break down, and follow through on multi-step tasks. From theory to practice, we explain why EF skill building is the most effective way to engender critical skills in students for the digital age. Viewers will learn why EF skills need to be explicitly taught in classrooms and how these skills will help students become autonomous learners. We present the challenges students face in the digital era and how to cultivate a supportive school culture that promotes executive functioning. We also demonstrate the efficacy of Studyo, a digital school planner that helps students develop organizational skills, executive functioning, and responsibility using engaging, interactive features.
This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to school and district leaders of middle and high school grade levels.
About the Presenter
Courtney Wittner, M.Ed., is a director at Hayutin & Associates, an educational services company in Santa Monica, California, where she manages a caseload of 75 students and provides clinical supervision to tutors and educational therapists. In this role, she provides training on best practices in executive functioning to students, teachers, and tutors.
About the Host
Renaud Boisjoly is the CEO of Studyo. With over 25 years of experience in supporting teachers and schools in building technology plans based on educational goals, both during his 19 years as part of Apple Canada’s Education team, and later as part of the Eastern Townships School Board, he became pivotal in the planning and redefinition of a few of the largest one-to-one deployments in Eastern Canada. Renaud now focuses on supporting the development of organizational skills through Studyo, a student project management and planning platform he founded in 2013. He is always focused on the skills students desperately need to succeed in today’s world, and always places education before technology.
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Studyo is a student-centered task management platform to help build student organization skills by combining a school’s true schedule with tasks from many sources whether entered by students or posted by teachers on a variety of platforms such as Google Classroom, Blackbaud’s onCampus, Canvas LMS, Schoology, and others.